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Bug#528316: Why does iconv choose Private Use Area? (big5->katakana)

Package: libc6
Version: 2.9-12
Severity: minor
File: /usr/bin/iconv
X-debbugs-cc: handa@m17n.org, debian-user@lists.debian.org

Kenichi Handa <handa@m17n.org> writes:
> In article <87y6t7axqg.fsf@jidanni.org>, jidanni@jidanni.org writes:
>> OK. Should I report a bug against iconv, that -f big5 should be at least
>> mapping to the same place as -f big5-hkscs or instead it should raise an
>> error about invalid input?
>> I don't know why that second katakana area in needed in Unicode Private
>> Use Area.
> I'm not sure.  /etc/usr/share/i18n/charmaps/BIG5.gz has this
> part.
> % Begin of Eten extended charset. Mapping to "Private Use" segment.
> % (Thanks to Aprhic Tech. CO., LTD.)
> %
> <UF6B1>		/xc6/xa1	<Private Use>
> [...]
> So, it seems that the mapping to PUA is intentional.
OK, I'll file this as a bug. The whole discussion is at

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